Sharing: A Place of Quiet Prayer

AN INVITATION FROM JESUS – COME PRAY IN SIMPLE SILENCE Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 THE WORLD IS NOISY The headlines shouted … Continue reading Sharing: A Place of Quiet Prayer

Sharing: A Lenten Prayer Prompt

He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.” Colossians 2:14-15 NLT During this Lenten season, I paused again, with so many others … Continue reading Sharing: A Lenten Prayer Prompt

Sharing: Praying for the True Meaning of Love

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LOVE? My chair where I spend the bulk of my day is on the far side of the room and directly behind the chair where my husband spends the bulk of his days working at his computer. I sense his tension when the stress level rises. I try to pray … Continue reading Sharing: Praying for the True Meaning of Love

Sharing: The Lord is my Stronghold

Psalm 27:1 Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 I was shut up in my dark room, waiting for the waves of the flare to lift. Oh, how I had tried to … Continue reading Sharing: The Lord is my Stronghold

Sharing: Heart Longings at Christmas

CHRISTMAS HEART LONGINGS **CHRISTMAS** Little children light up with a glow of excitement when the word is mentioned. The word itself has become a season all its own. But why is it that the word “Christmas” stirs in our hearts a longing for gathering together and rejoicing? Sometimes we might feel that the tradition of … Continue reading Sharing: Heart Longings at Christmas

Sharing: Seek to Cultivate a Joyous Sense of Thankfulness

As I looked longingly at the “all the things,” I realized that my sense of being in the doldrums and missing out was in danger of becoming chronic grumpiness. Couldn’t I find joy in any of the places where I was currently dwelling? I lifted my prayers to the Lord and cried out for Him … Continue reading Sharing: Seek to Cultivate a Joyous Sense of Thankfulness

Sharing: Praying for Peace

Etched in Pain When the curtain of night falls around me, sometimes I can identify with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As the pain begins to ramp up in my various places of inflammation, I can almost feel the expression on my face begin to change. Any peace I may have felt earlier in the … Continue reading Sharing: Praying for Peace

Sharing: The Comfort of Christ

Isaiah 40:1 NIV When the glorious sunshine fell across my face, I felt the comfort of Christ flowing over me. And when the excruciating head pains began to lift, again I felt the comfort of God so near. I longed to share that comfort with my loved ones, so I sent them notes of praise … Continue reading Sharing: The Comfort of Christ

Sharing: Praise in the Midst of Our Pain

Have you ever looked outside and breathed-in the fresh air of God’s touch and suddenly felt praise rising up from someplace unknown inside of you? Have you seen beauty that takes away that same breath and felt another kind of praise overwhelming the dark places of your pain? There is something to be said for … Continue reading Sharing: Praise in the Midst of Our Pain

Sharing: Allegory for Worry And Concern

Matthew 6:28-29 NIV This summer has proven to be a time when worry was close on my heals, more times than I wanted to admit. I began this spring hoping to be in such a place of surrender, laying down my fears and asking God to carry me through the many treatments meted out for … Continue reading Sharing: Allegory for Worry And Concern